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The waiting game

Clinical senates will 'neuter' commissioning

Clinical senates will have a formal role in authorising the new commissioning groups and will advise the NHS Commissioning Board on whether their plans are ‘clinically robust'.

Existing clinical networks will also be given a ‘stronger role' in commissioning, while local authority health and wellbeing boards will also have an input into CCG decisions.

But NHS Alliance chair Dr Michael Dixon said: ‘Senates should be only advisory not authorising and we must ensure that the full voice of primary care commissioners is represented within them.'

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